The following resources may be of interest to parents of gifted children and are available for check out from our library in Advanced Academic and Gifted Services. Contact Cathy Jordan at 720-972-4272 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in checking these out. Parents can either come browse our library at the Adams12 Educational Support Center (contact us to make an appointment first) or we can send a requested copy to your child's school. Books noted with an asterisk (*) may be available at at your child's school library (in the professional library section) for checkout.
The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide, for ages 10 & under—Advice and insights from Gifted Kids’.
The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide, A Teen Handbook—Advice and insights from Gifted Kids’.
Perfectionism, What’s Bad About Being Too Good—Strategies for learning how to ease up on yourself and get your perfectionism under control.
* The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children, What Do We know?— Essential topics that look at the social & emotional development of gifted children.
Stress and Your Child, A Parents’ Guide to Symptoms, Strategies and Benefits—Understanding of the sources of stress, and the strategies for helping your child cope.
To Be Gifted & Learning Disabled—Strategies for helping bright students with LD, ADHD, and more.
What Kids Need to Succeed—proven, practical ways to raise good kids.
Fighting Invisible Tigers—A stress management guide for teens.
Boys and Girls Learn Differently! A Guide for teachers and Parents—Tools to provide boys and girls with true equal educational opportunities.
* When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers, How to meet their social and emotional needs—This book offers proven, practical suggestions for encouraging social & emotional growth.
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults—ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression, and other disorders.
A Hope in the Unseen—An American odyssey from the inner city to the ivy league.
* Helping Gifted Children Soar, A practical guide for parents and teachers (English & Spanish)—When you learn a child is gifted, what should you do?
How to Help Your Child with Homework—The complete guide to encouraging good study habits and ending the homework wars.
The Survival Guide for Teachers of Gifted Kids—How to plan, manage, and evaluate programs for gifted youth K-12.
Motivating Underachievers—Causes of underachievement and strategies to use with underachievers.
* Re-Forming Gifted Education - How Parents and Teachers can Match the Program to the Child (Karen Rogers)
* Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades - and what you can do about it (Sylvia Rimm)
The Gifted Hulstrom Options School is a magnet program that provides choice for students whose academic and intellectual needs are so exceptional that they cannot be met in a regular classroom setting. Optimal learning for gifted students occurs when they have a genuine challenge and appropriate support to successfully meet it. Options teachers possess specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide just such opportunities for challenge in a rigorous, motivating program.
HULSTROM OPTIONS SCHOOL
11551 WYCO DRIVE
NORTHGLENN, CO 80233-2280
Steve Isenhour, Principal
Adams 12 Five Star Schools encourages staff development in gifted education. The District believes classroom teachers, gifted/talented coordinators, administrators, and parents need pertinent skills and knowledge in relation to identification, programming options, instructional best practices, and student assessment because each has a unique role in serving identified, exceptional academic needs.
Resources for Parents:
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
Here you can find the latest research and experience on parenting and educating these marvelous children, plus the best Internet and print resources to be found on the subject. You'll find people "just like you" with children "just like yours." An exciting discovery! And you'll find ideas, things to try, solutions you may not have thought of.
The Best of the Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation. This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world's great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.
GT World is an on-line support community for gifted and talented individuals and those who support and nurture them.
Visit the links page for more resources and information